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    Switching OS
    Hey guys ...

    I just installed Steam but it requires me to update to Snow Leopard or Lion before I can install most of the games.

    So I finally decided I wanted to upgrade my Mac but here is my problem ... To upgrade to Lion I have to download the App Store which however only works from Snow Leopard onwards. I run on 10.5.8 ...

    Can someone tell me how they expect you to upgrade to Lion if you cant get the App Store ?

    Any help would be well appreciated ...

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    So there is no chance I can do it online ?

    Why would they even make it that complicated ...

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    You can't do it online unless you have the App Store - the MAS is the only legal internet based distribution channel. You can pick up Lion on a USB stick now through the Apple store if you so choose.
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